Jaded, Faded.

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Laddu was at her school desk painstakingly taping Dum-Dum pops to her dinosaur sticker valentine cards. She was excited. It is all she has been talking about this week. Today, when she is back home, she will bring with her a box full of valentine cards, an assortment of … Continue reading Jaded, Faded.

Love, The Cheesy Commercial Version

I roam the aisles of Target as I wait for prescriptions to be filled. Laddu’s hand is in mine. She stops every now and then, pointing, asking, demanding. We meander to the back of the store where hearts are hung from the ceiling and the predominant color is red. I look through the mostly empty … Continue reading Love, The Cheesy Commercial Version

Love In The Times Of Middle Age

Anniversaries have this way of inspiring reflection on who we were, who we are now. Each year as the week of Valentine’s day comes around, Saathi and I talk about the day we met and how we decided in a couple of hours that we were to be partners in life. I don’t think I … Continue reading Love In The Times Of Middle Age

To Friends And Friendship – Thank You!

I am strolling through the aisles of my local grocery store looking for that small something to attach to the cards my daughters have worked on meticulously over the last weekend. A bag of pink M&Ms catches my eye. I calculate I should have enough in two bags and add it to my cart. “What … Continue reading To Friends And Friendship – Thank You!

For my little Valentine(s) – Much love!

With Ammani and Pattani in bed, I scrambled around the house trying to hunt down the pack of pink princess stickers I knew I had bought a while back. After combing through the house in vain, I resigned myself to the fact that I probably stored them too safely. I had a box of plain … Continue reading For my little Valentine(s) – Much love!